Save the Dates for the 2024 AAS Meeting: The next AAS meeting will be held in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. We are pleased to invite you to participate and to visit us in the Mexican Caribbean next year from 24-28 June 2024. You can contact us at AASChetumal2024@~@gmail.com. From El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Unidad Chetumal, Hosts, Yann Lucien Henaut, Salima Christine Machkour M´rabet, and César Raziel Lucio Palacio.
Epilogue on the 2023 Meetings:
By the numbers: ~140 attendees with 62 talks and 38 poster presentations. Three keynote speakers. Four outstanding symposia: Sensory Ecology, Behavior and Machine Learning, Evolutionary Trends in the Arachnid Tree of Life, and Chronobiology.
Student Presentation Awards winners:
Oral Winner: Alex Winsor for “Visual object categorization in the jumping spider brain.”
Oral runner-up: Becca Robertson for “Effects of symbiont communities that manipulate spider reproduction and phenotype in response to selection.”
Poster winner: Aislinn Shilcusky for “Does Atypus karschi use projectile defecation as a drift fence trap?”
Poster runner-up: Gia Ramos for “Identification and expression of protein regulators of the spider circadian clock.”
View the keynote lectures:
Subscribe to the AAS youtube channel americanarachnology.org and to watch the superb keynote speakers.
Dr. Daiqin Li on Bird-dropping masquerade in Phrynarachne crab spiders: a bird's eye view. https://youtu.be/tYtOWWj9rfc
Dr. Hannah Wood Palpimanoid spiders: bizarre morphologies, unusual behaviors, and extreme speeds. https://youtu.be/cvD2pn4BSdM
Dr. George Uetz Rainforest to research lab: studies of the social life (and sex life) of spiders.